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FBI report on Robert Strohm, Inmate #53421, which lists prior criminal charges of highway robbery and election fraud. Strohm was sentenced to two years and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 25th 1938

FBI report for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which records his charges and sentences. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 25th 1938

Parole report for Joseph Maher, Inmate #53422, which includes details of the case against him, including his codefendants and date of the crime. Maher was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 27th 1937

Federal Bureau of Investigation record for Glenn Barnard, Inmate #53424, which lists charges and sentencing he received. Barnard was sentenced to one year and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 25th 1938

FBI report for Thomas Audley, Inmate #53426, which notes the charges against him and the sentence he received. Audley was sentenced to one year and six months in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

FBI report on Ernest Williams, Inmate #53428, listing the charges against him and sentence he received. Williams was sentenced to one year and one day in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of conspiracy to deprive voters of their rights in Kansas City, Missouri.

Date: 
July 25th 1938

Transcript of the Court's Charge to the Grand Jury in case investigating election fraud in a 1936 election.

Date: 
June 20th 1938

FBI report for Giuseppe "Joseph" DeLuca, Inmate #1742-TT, which records his current and prior charges and sentences. DeLuca was sentenced to three years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Texarkana, Texas, after being convicted of selling and concealing narcotics.

Date: 
September 10th 1945

FBI report for Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, which records his charges and sentences. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

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November 9th 1939

FBI report on Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L, listing the charges against him and sentence he received. Higgins, the former director of the Kansas City Police Department, was sentenced to two years in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth on charges of income tax evasion.

Date: 
November 9th 1939

FBI record for Peter DiGiovanni listing IRS and liquor violations, and including biographical information and a physical description.

Date: 
August 25th 1950

FBI record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni, including his home and work addresses, as well as listing charges from 1944 and 1946.

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September 19th 1950

FBI report for Gus Gargotta, including Prohibition violations, bank robbery, murder, and other charges in Kansas City, Omaha, and Wichita. The document also includes biographical information and a physical description.

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August 25th 1950

FBI record for Kansas City organized crime figure Frank DeLuca, including violations with the Immigration and Nationalization Service.

Date: 
September 19th 1950

FBI record for James Balestrere, number 3707086. The record provides a physical description of the individual provided by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department, where Balestrere once resided.

FBI record for "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina, including multiple charges of violating the National Prohibition Act, in addition to traffic violations, murder and larceny. The document also includes a physical and biographical description of Mangiaracina.

Date: 
September 1st 1950

FBI record for "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina, including charges of theft and numerous Prohibition and other liquor violations, and income tax evasion, and listing sentences servced in the Chillicothe, Ohio reformatory and the Platte County, Missouri, jail. The document also includes a physical and biographical description of Mangiaracina.

Date: 
September 1st 1950

Memorandum regarding Walt Rainey, described as "an operator of notorious restaurants and night clubs," who allegedly runs his businesses in violation of gambling and liquor laws. The document includes descriptions of his various businesses, including The Plantation, located east of the Kansas City city limits, where gambling and horse race betting took place and liquor was served outside of legal hours; and the White House Tavern, south of the Kansas City city limits, where gambling was also permitted, which he allegedly operated for James Balestrere.

Date: 
July 14th 1950

FBI record for Kansas City organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca, including numerous charges including Prohibition Act and narcotics violations beginning in 1930.

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August 18th 1950

Memorandum containing a statement from an unnamed former member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and his contacts with Charles Binaggio. He describes efforts by "the Binaggio political group" to remove him from the police board, and a meeting with Binaggio arranged by Herman Rosenberg, wherein Binaggio stated that he felt his group was due patronage and favors due to their support of Governor Smith's election.

Date: 
May 15th 1950
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